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Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Gallipoli Album, May 1915
Welcome to the Gallipoli Album, May 1915.

As casualties lists from the Gallipoli Campaign became known in Australia from early May 1915, it became a practice to publish a photograph of individuals. These photographs were supplied by the families of the person on the casualty list. There were few photographs published in relation to the number of casualties listed. To give the extent of the human tragedy that unfolded, the photographs were extracted from the various newspapers and placed in this album. Each photograph is clearly identified to an individual and brief details are given as a short biography.

For a comprehensive listing of photographs in the album, see:

Gallipoli Album, May 1915, Contents

Finding service information.

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Sydney Footballers in the land of Pharaoh
Sydney Footballers in the land of Pharaoh 
 
These are members of the Annandale (Sydney) Rugby League, who are at the front with the Australian Expeditionary Force. Reading from left to right:- H. Bartlett, S. Le Serve, J. Woodward and W. Hasford. The footballers of New South Wales have responded well to the call of Empire. Figures relating to Rugby League players who have enlisted are not yet available, but the Rugby Union list totals 400, and it is expected that when complete the list will contain at least 700 names. About 100 of those playing under British Association Rules have also enlisted.

Sydney Mail, 5 May 1915, p. 14.

Identification of the men in the photograph

H. Bartlett - cannot be identified.

962 Private Sydney James Broughton LE SERVE, a 30 year old Engineer from 477 Balmain Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales. He enlisted on 12 September 1914 and was allotted to the 2nd Battalion, F Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Wounded in Action, 25 April, 1915. He subsequently Returned to Australia 8 September 1919.

357 Lance Corporal James WOODWARD, a 22 year old Driller from Hilton Road, Gympie, Queensland. Played for Annandale Rugby League Club scoring in Round 5, 30 May 1914 Annandale v Wests, 1 try for 3 points; and, Round 7, 20 June1914, Annandale v Souths, 1 try for 3 points. He enlisted on 21 August 1914 and was allotted to the 1st Battalion, C Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914. During the Gallipoli Campaign he was Killed in Action, 2 May 1915

W. Hasford - cannot be identified.